Carol Hughes’ column – Report on murdered and missing Indigenous women can’t be left to sit on a shelf

If it weren’t for the hard work of the families and advocates of thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or gone missing in Canada there might never have been an inquiry or a report, which was … Continue reading

Barbecuing – Man’s Failed Search For Identity

It has always been thought that men began cooking outdoors as suburban living crept across North America in the 1940s and 1950s. It was, they said, an act to assert men’s masculinity. No, sorry. Men barbecue because it’s in our … Continue reading

7 Layer Dip

Recipe The warmer weather is here which means more get-togethers with family and friends; and therefore it’s time to up my dip game! I often make nacho dip for our parties, but this dip goes above and beyond when you … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190614

Now that the Legislative Assembly has risen for the summer, MPPs can finally dust off from our battles in Queen’s Park and catch our breath. That’s not to say that we can sit back and lollygag until the House is … Continue reading

Suddenly, Spring Is The New Winter

I think I lost my spring cleaning list … in a snowbank. Cold, cloudy, rainy, foggy, damp, drizzly and whatever the meteorological term for ‘blah’ is, this spring has given us an inkling of what it would be like to … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding Cake Recipe

Recipe I’m not going to lie to you; I haven’t made this recipe yet. It’s been circulating around the internet and it caught my attention. Any recipe that looks like a good use for the rhubarb growing in my garden … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – The government shouldn’t rush imperfect trade deal

Given that Canada and the United States are two of the world’s closest allies, it’s almost impossible to overstate how interconnected the relationship between the two countries is- naturally, that includes trade. This is why it’s important for businesses on … Continue reading

NDP’s Mantha calls on Ford to take action against spread of Lyme disease in Ontario

QUEEN’S PARK –  NDP MPP Michael Mantha introduced a motion on Thursday calling on the Ford government to stop delaying and take immediate action against the growing cases of Lyme disease in Ontario. “Ontario has the highest number of cases … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190607

  In contemplating the end of this spring session, it occurs to me that today marks one year since our last provincial election and the Legislature recesses for the summer; assuming Doug Ford doesn’t repeat his sudden call for MPPs … Continue reading

Hot Spinach Dip

Recipe This cheesy version of spinach dip is a favourite. It takes just minutes to put together and will be the first thing eaten at your next gathering. The most important part of making this recipe is to be sure … Continue reading